Airport Security Supervisor Pleads Guilty To Stealing $20K Worth Of Stuff From Luggage

It’s bad enough that airlines are charging exorbitant fees for checked luggage; travelers shouldn’t also have to worry about sticky-fingered airport employees swiping stuff from their suitcases.

One such thief is now facing up to 10 years behind bars after pleading guilty to stealing more than $20,000 worth of money and jewelry from luggage during his two-year stint as a security supervisor at Sea-Tac International Airport in Washington state.

The 50-year-old man was fired by the Transportation Security Administration in 2009 after a fellow TSA employee spotted him stealing from checked bags at Sea-Tac.

Unfortunately for those who were victims of the thefts, most of the items stolen could not be recovered because they were melted down.

Sea-Tac security supervisor admits to luggage thefts []